03 Aug 2018
Safety Incident Alerts: 3 August 2018
The following safety alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further details.
- Construction worker dies after being crushed by heavy machinery: An Auckland construction worker has died after being crushed by machinery. The accident took place yesterday on a construction site on Mamaku Drive in Massey about 3pm. The man was driving a soil compactor when it rolled down a hill trapping him underneath. Click here for more details.
- Excavator overbalanced: A 16 Tonne excavator tracked onto spoil beside the road to allow trucks to pass by. It appears the excavator overbalanced and tipped onto its side when it tracked onto the spoil. See the John Holland Preliminary Event Notification for further details.
- Moxy rollover: Whilst rear tipping unsuitable topsoil material to stockpile, Moxy wheels sunk into soft material causing cab to lift and articulate and tip onto left hand side. Moxy rear wheels remained in upright position. View the John Holland Preliminary Event Notification for more information.
- Quick hitches on excavators: In a recent incident, a worker was struck by the bucket of a 20-tonne excavator that appears to have become detached from the dipper arm, during the loading of demolition debris and soil into a truck trailer. The worker died as a consequence of head and chest injuries. See the Work Cover Safety Alert for further information.